Symbol: The Maiden ♍
Dates: August 23rd and September 22nd. If you were born at the beginning or end of the dates for a sign, then you would be “on the cusp” of one of the signs and feel the influence of the other sign
Element: Earth Sign
Natural House: Sixth
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Key Phrase: “I serve”
Motivations: Maintaining and Fixing
Energy: Yin (Feminine)
Lucky Day: Wednesday
Lucky Numbers: 2, 6, 8, 15, 20, and 35
Colors: Silver (primary), additional colors include: indigo, green, and brown
Body Associations: abdomen, digestive system, intestines, and spleen
Birth Stones: Sapphire (primary) – additional stones
Tarot Cards: The Hermit and the Knight of Pentacles
Earth signs are realistic, and apply rigor and hard work when they do something. Material needs and success are always at the center of their concerns. Besides the four elements (Water, Fire, Earth, and Air), the twelve signs of the Zodiac have qualities. There are three qualities in astrology: Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable. Virgo is a mutable astrological sign.
Mutable signs fall at the end of a season, and they are the ones to put the finishing touches onto the projects initiated by the Cardinal signs and followed through by the Fixed signs. Mutable signs are the administrators and networkers of the Zodiac.
Virgo Personality Traits
Virgo people are meticulous and careful. They prefer to take their time and get things “just so” before moving onto the next task. They live to be useful. The list below highlights fourteen Virgo traits.
14 key Virgo Traits
1. Eye for Detail
Virgos have the rare ability to recognize every single, minute detail around them. When others tend to overlook things, a Virgo’s fine eye can pick up all the small imperfections. For this reason, Virgo’s can truly perfect work and results.
2. Pure Intentions
Virgos do not crave the spotlight or tons of approval or praise for what they do. A Virgo generally works hard to serve others, and their purpose is not fame and fortune, but to help those that are in need. Virgos desire to bring awareness to those that are unenlightened and uninformed.
3. Elegant and Classy
Virgo symbolizes purity, represented by the Virgin Maiden. Healthy Virgos exude positive and graceful auras. They prefer to have a neat and polished appearance. Most Virgos cannot stand messiness, crudeness, or scruffiness. They are usually polished from top to toe and dressed efficiently.
Virgos are incredibly inventive and resourceful, and their sharp mind allows them to learn skills faster than most people. A Virgo has the rare ability to fix almost anything, and they can accumulate quite a lot of knowledge about a skill or service they want to master. They are incredibly innovative and handy, which can make them extremely creative when it comes to problem-solving.
No matter what, you can always count on a Virgo. Virgos put a lot of pressure on themselves not to disappoint people and do a good job. You will not find a Virgo slacking at work, or neglecting their responsibilities. Their i’s are dotted, their t’s are crossed, and they always get the job done efficiently!
6. Appreciated and Admired
Most Virgos are not aware how much they are valued and appreciated for what they do. Virgos struggle to make time for their friends and loved ones because they are always busy with chores and tasks. But when they slow down or stop to relax, the people who rely on them are grateful to get their attention and spend fun time with them.
7. Honest and Trustworthy
Virgos like to tell it like it is, and they do not sugarcoat anything. Their honesty can sometimes frustrate others; however, it is their honesty that ultimately earns them respect and admiration, especially in their professional lives. Virgos make some of the best employees, and a lot of favorable opportunities come to them because they can make themselves so useful.
Virgos apply very high standards to themselves and others. When others fail to live up to or meet their expectations, Virgos can become critical and point out every mistake a person makes because that person fails to do an excellent job.
Virgo’s close attention to detail makes them notice things that are sometimes best left unnoticed. Virgo’s can get irritated with the habits of other people, and criticize them. If you chew too loud, if your hair is not cut right, if your skin is too oily, and if you dare to be late, you will hear about it from a Virgo!
Virgos do not spend much time on their emotions because they prefer to focus on tasks, which means they find it challenging to express how they feel. They struggle to deal with other people’s feelings as well, especially when it comes to negative emotions that override logic and interfere with getting tasks finished. Due to this, they tend to detach themselves from getting emotionally involved, and seem cold and distant.
Virgos are hard workers, which makes it rather easy for them to become workaholics. A Virgo will not rest until the job or task has been completed; therefore, they can ignore their emotional, physical, and mental well-being. If this attitude takes hold, they will develop an all work and no play mentality.
Ruled by the planet Mercury, Virgos have exceptionally busy minds. They can quickly become overwhelmed by their thoughts and constant over-analysis, leading them to struggle to let things go when it is not worth worrying about. When a Virgo is obsessing about something, it can take them a long time to get over it.
Virgos are incredibly responsible. They are always thinking of the things that other people tend to overlook, and they carry quite a lot of mental baggage with them. They are always thinking of how things can go wrong, making them apprehensive and controlling. Virgos can struggle to just live in the moment and let things be.
Most Virgos work very hard, and they do a lot to improve the lives of other people. Since Virgos know how to do work expertly, they can look down on people who are not as meticulous and thorough. Some Virgos come to think they are morally superior to other people who do not live as devoutly or ethically as they do.
The Virgo Woman
A Virgo woman is a perceptive and very caring person. Details are very important to her. All this analysis and these observations help her to make well-thought-out decisions. She is not a spontaneous person. For her, the keywords are prudence and organization.
A Virgo woman has a real passion for things that are well done. Whether at work or in everyday life, she can be very demanding of herself and her family. Before she starts something, she already has an established plan about how she wants it to happen. And if there is one thing that irritates her, it is starting something without a strategy for completing it. Everything should be precise and planned down to the last detail. There is no room for anything unclear or too generic.
One of the best qualities of a Virgo woman is her efficiency, the fact that she is rational, and self-disciplined. She will take care of her finances and strives for perfection and acceptance. Other words used to describe her attitude towards life include: frugal and discriminating. She prefers practical solutions over complicated ones and appreciates the mundane over the extravagant.
The Virgo Man
A Virgo man is tender and faithful. Behind his somewhat reserved and shy appearance, the Virgo man has much to offer his partner. He can be full of kind attentions while providing stability and security to his partner. For a Virgo man, it is not the feelings which express themselves first, but practicality. He shows he cares by doing “the little things” constantly, and rarely shares his emotions.
A Virgo man is a very calculating person. He tends to analyze and dissect everything. A quality very much appreciated in him, especially to manage finances. The strong points of a Virgo man are his intelligence, his excellent organizational skills, and his caring character.
Because he is meticulous and pragmatic, frugal and prudent, he is not a flashy individual. His success is measured and carefully cultivated over a long period of time, which can make him seem dull to other signs that want more flare from their friendships and lovers. What he lacks in “pizazz”, he more than makes up for in reliability, loyalty, and consistency.
The Virgo Child
Virgo children prefer to help, and appreciate chores and tasks that are valuable to the family. They appreciate a routine and love to complete “to-do” lists assigned to them by their parents. Any time they transgress or need correcting, it should be done practically and consistently. If they need to go into a “time out”, use a stopwatch to mark the amount of time that “suits the crime”. The Virgo child will rarely get in trouble because they like to be responsible before they like to play; they like to eat their vegetables before dessert, and may even prefer a second helping of vegetables instead of dessert!
The best rule of thumb to teach them is to give them instructions. In fact, they could grow up to write the instructions! If the parent takes the time to explain “how things work”, including relationships, the Virgo child will be attentive and appreciative. They can be successful so long as the limits and rules are clear. They will not be satisfied with vague explanations and would prefer for you to say “I do not know” than to try to pretend that you do.
The Virgo Parent
The Virgo parent prefers to run his or her household efficiently and practically. There will be a lot of rules, which are intended to make life easier and smoother. Following and appreciating them will make life at home much more pleasant. Punishments will not be elaborate or showy, and they will be teachable moments. When this parent engages, there will be a logical and practical reason for doing so; they want to be sure their children learn skills and knowledge that will help them succeed in daily life.
Virgo people are supportive in friendship. They love to help their friends solve problems and complete tasks. As a mutable sign, they can get along well with all the other signs of the Zodiac. They make great friends because they usually fulfill some practical role in people’s lives.
Friendships come easily, and they will put the work into keeping friendships running smoothly by doing the little things, like remembering details that are important to their friends. They are wonderfully loyal, and doggedly consistent, enjoying routines with friends just like they enjoy routines in their personal life. They are especially welcome when you need some help putting something together with complicated instructions.
Virgo is not a flashy lover, but if you give them instructions, they will make the effort to be the best lover you could hope for. They show love in hundreds of little ways that they use to build a big love over time. There is no rush in them, which means they will treat love the way they treat life, practically and meticulously. They may not build a blazing fire because they know judicious use of the wood is what is necessary to get through the entirety of winter.
Virgos make some of the best employees, especially in large organizations. Their sign is known as the “administrator”, which often makes them perfect for the tasks that make a company run successfully day in and day out. If you need to know where something is or why some process exists, ask the Virgo employee; he or she will know.
They love to know what the rules and procedures are for any task in the business. In fact, these are the people you should ask to write your rules, review any contracts, and make sure any business events go off without a hitch. Virgos also make the perfect inspectors, evaluators, and arbitrators; no detail will go unnoticed and no box will be left “unchecked”.
While it is part of traditional astrology to suggest some jobs are Virgo jobs and other jobs belong to other signs, that concept is outdated. Essentially any sign can do any job, whether the person is a hair dresser, surgeon, stay-at-home parent, fighter pilot, and on and on. Ideally, the person doing the job needs to be able to do the work in alignment with his or her sign. Virgo prefers to be administering, organizing, and maintaining when it comes to work and career.
Do not get lost in your own schedule, and try to prioritize every task you are currently working on. It will be easier for you to manage your own time if you have a clear view of the big picture.
Words might be lost or misconstrued today, so don’t engage in any lengthy conversation with people you really care for. Just be there for them if they need it.
Pluto and Mercury combined suggest that it probably isn’t the best day to take out your wallet or credit card. Keep your money and wait for it to pass…